updated 08:55 am EDT, Mon April 24, 2006
NewTek iVGA for Mac
NewTek today announced a new version of , a small software client that allows a presenter's screen display to be integrated into a live TriCaster presentation via Ethernet. Small and light, TriCaster embraces the power of a TV live truck in a backpack-sized 10lb case. iVGA is a software application launched on a network-connected Mac. Any display on a Mac is sent across the network as a video input into TriCaster live switcher, or, can be sent through TriCaster at full-resolution to projector. NewTek TriCaster is a portable, live production system that elevates live presentations, events, product launches and seminars to network television quality.
"The Mac platform is a very strong presence in the video editing and graphics production field. Bringing iVGA to Mac-based producers allows them to leverage the power of the award-winning TriCaster to expand their capabilities into live production in ways that just weren't possible before," said Philip Nelson, NewTek Vice President of Sales and Video Marketing. "iVGA and the easy-to-use, affordable TriCaster let Mac users save thousands of dollars that would normally be spent on scalers and scan converters."
In addition, NewTek today announced the release of TriCaster PRO, a new, enhanced version of the portable, live presentation system, which it notes has won over a dozen industry awards since it began shipping last year. TriCaster PRO allows users to mix multiple live component cameras with pre-edited video, overlay titles, images, external computer displays and even live web pages with simultaneous output to video, projector, and the Internet.
TriCaster can switch/preview up to 4 cameras (and provides connections for up to six), offers live web streaming and recording, video editing, XGA Projector output, and more. TriCaster can automatically draft every iVGA running on the LAN and seamlessly select any of them as part of a live production.